Public Art Fund Debuts ‘Cannupa Hanska Luger: Attrition’ in City Hall Park

 

 

 

Installation View, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Attrition at City Hall Park. Image courtesy of the artist and Public Art Fund

On June 5, World Environment Day, Public Art Fund will debut Attrition, a site-specific sculptural installation by interdisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. Situated in City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, Luger’s 10-foot-long steel bison skeleton will lie within a bed of grasses native to this region, highlighting the profound interdependence between animals, humans, and the land. Placed on the pathway to City Hall, Attrition symbolically engages with New York City’s heart of policy-making, bringing to light the history of the bison’s survival. Unveiling celebration on June 4th at 6-8pm.

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Public Art Fund Presents ‘Phyllida Barlow: PRANK’ Throughout City Hall Park in June

 

 

 

Phyllida Barlow “PRANK: hoax; 2022/23” PRANK: mimic; 2022/23 Corten steel, fiberglass, lacquer © Phyllida Barlow Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Photo; Flip Wolak, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY Artwork a part of “Phyllida Barlow: PRANK”, presented by Public Art Fund in City Hall Park, New York City, June 6, 2023-November 26, 2023.

On June 6, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut PRANK, the late British artist Phyllida Barlow’s final series of large-scale freestanding sculptures. This exhibition of seven new steel and fiberglass sculptures in City Hall Park offers the opportunity to experience her rich artistic legacy in the public sphere. As Barlow’s first series of outdoor sculptures made from robust long-lasting materials, PRANK marks a notable departure from the artist’s typical use of materials suitable for indoor display, extending her highly influential practice into the realm of public art.

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Public Art Fund to Unveil Seven Monumental Sculptures by Wyatt Kahn in City Hall Park this June, 2022

 

 

 

Wyatt Kahn, “Parade”, 2021 Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Xavier Hufkens Presented by Public Art Fund as part of Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract on view at City Hall Park, New York City, June 8, 2022 ~ February 26, 2022. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund

Public Art Fund is pleased to present Life in the Abstract, an exhibition of new large-scale sculptures by artist Wyatt Kahn. It will bring seven vibrant rust red Cor-Ten steel artworks to City Hall Park for Khan’s first exhibition in public space. Kahn has adapted forms previously explored in his canvas wall works, combining elements of geometric abstraction with playful “readymade” objects from everyday life like a comb and a phone. Juxtapositions such as glasses resting on abstract shapes and a foot about to crush a lightbulb produce playful narrative compositions. These new works expand the lineage of modernist public sculpture, while the significance of each artwork takes on personal meaning and resonance for the viewer. Life in the Abstract is the New York City-based artist’s first public art exhibition and will be on view from June 8 through December 11, 2022 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.

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Public Art Fund will unveil Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days in May, 2021

 

 

 

Melvin Edwards, Song of the Broken Chains, 2020, Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London © 2021 Melvin Edwards/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Presented by Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York City, May 4 to November 28, 2021.; Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days will include five works created between 1970 and 1996, as well as a new sculpture commissioned in 2020, which was the originally anticipated date for this exhibit. Now, stepping out of our COVID-19 shutdown, this Public Art Fund exhibition will finally unveil in City Hall Park on May 4th, 2021.

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The Public Art Fund Presents ‘Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales’ at City Hall Park

 

 

 

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales. This sculpture entitled “Angulo Rojo, 2017”

The Public Art Fund unveiled the installation, Estructuras Monumentales by the well-know, Cuban-born, New York artist, Carmen Herrera in City Hall Park. This significant body of work is Herrera’s first major outdoor sculpture exhibition ~ having spent more than 70 years as an abstract painter. It is also significant that Ms. Herrera is 104 years of age.

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